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Alternative Treatments For Anaphylactic Shock
Anaphylaxis is a severe, whole-body allergic reaction to a chemical that has become an allergen. After being exposed to a substance such as bee sting venom, the person's immune system becomes sensitized to it. When the person is exposed to that allergen again, an allergic reaction may occur. Anaphylaxis happens quickly after the exposure, is severe, and ...Read more
Can a person have anaphylaxis and survive without medical treatment (presuming medical treatment isn't available)?
Yes: A person can survive. Death is usually from cardiac arrest, which is caused by the body's reaction to the trigger. Normal physiological "breaks" will reverse the reaction, but anaphylaxis is deadly because cardiac arrest can occur before the "breaks" go into effect. Even if survived, the next anaphylactic reaction to the same trigger can be even more exaggerated and the luck may run out ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Venom allergy shots: Venom immunotherapy (venom shots) is recommended for patients with systemic reactions such as anaphylaxis to stinging insects. Once testing has determined which stinging insects someone is allergic to, gradually increasing doses of venom are injected in the allergists office according to varying schedules. Once the maintenance dosage is reached injections are generally given every 4 to 8 weeks. ...Read more
What is the best antihistamine for adjunct therapy to treat anaphylaxis (of course after epi... Injection vs pills ex: Atarax or Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is fast acting and is a good adjunct to epinephrine. However for the days following a severe allergic reaction, Zyrtec is great as it lasts a longer amount of time than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and doesn't make you as sleepy. Atarax is fine but is a prescription medication and not indicated for acute allergic reaction ...Read more
Complex: The pathophysiology of anaphylaxis is complex. It involves the release a lot of many biologically potent mediators from cells like mast cells and eosinophils. These in turn act on tissues like blood vessels causing dilation with a resultant drop in blood pressure and smooth muscles throughout the body such as in the bronchioles causing them to constrict. Multiple organs are affected. ...Read more
1-2 days: Developing anaphylactic reactions involves many organs, depending how severe the reaction was. If it was treated as out patient and did not need intubation, usually a few hours to a day the person feels tired. If the person was ill enough to be intubated and admitted to the hospital, the time to resuscitation is key for brain preservation. So it is variable. ...Read more
Hard to know: The best way to prove anaphylaxis is to demonstrate elevated tryptase levels (blood test) at the time of the reaction. Often, this test is not done as symptoms and timing with suspected trigger is enough to diagnose and treat. If one suspects they have had an anaphylactic reaction (now resolved), then they should urgently discuss with a physician to see if epi prescription is needed. ...Read more
Anaphylaxis risk : Unless you have already experienced a severe systemic allergic response, otherwise kniwn as anaphylaxis, your risk of having a life-threatening reaction is likely to be small. If you already had a test showing some impressive reactions, the higher the reaction, the greater your risk, but even with very high numbers, not every person will get a severe systemic when exposed. Avoid ; carry epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more
What to do if i once got hives from eating crab. Can i ever go into anaphylactic shock if i eat it again?
A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more
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